A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Friday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 22.89 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 04:51:00 / 4:51 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 18/09/15 / 2015-09-18 07:51:00 / September 18, 2015 @ 7:51 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -71.8456 West, latitude -30.6247 South, depth = 22.89 km. Unique identifier: us10003jj8. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003jj8.
Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Coquimbo, Monte Patria, Ovalle. Epicenter of the event was 89 km (55 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and eighty-six, in the last 10 days two hundred and twenty-seven, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirty and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 61 km W of Ovalle, Chile.
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